Fica Individuals



Private Individuals - South African Citizens

Information Required and Verification Procedure


Information Required Verification Procedure
Full name
Date of birth
Identity number
Primary procedure
Green bar-coded identity document

Secondary procedure
If identity document not available for valid reasons
  • Drivers licence
  • Passport
Residential address Primary procedure
One of the following (less than three months old)
  • A utility bill reflecting the name and residential address of the person
  • Municipal rates invoice reflecting name and residential address
  • Telkom account reflecting the name and residential address of the person
  • Cell phone account reflecting the name and residential address of the person
  • A payslip or salary advice with name and residential address.
  • Lease or rental agreement reflecting the name and residential address (<1year)
  • Correspondence from a body corporate or share-block association reflecting the name and residential address of the person (<1year)
  • Television licence reflecting the name and residential address (<1 year)
  • Motor vehicle licence documentation with name and residential address (<1year)
  • Short-term insurance documentation with name and residential address (<1year)
  • A SARS tax return reflecting the name and address of the person (<1 year)
Secondary procedure
  • A declaration from another person sharing/owning/leasing the residential address containing:
  • The name and residential address of client being verified;
  • Name, date of birth, identity number and residential address of the person supplying the statement; and
  • The relationship between the persons who share the address.
  • Utility bill
  • Electronic enquiry
SA income tax registration number (not required at present) Primary procedure
Document bearing number and name issued by SARS.
If client minor
  • Birth certificate
  • Guardian consent form
Primary procedure
Birth certificate
Person with authority to act on account Full verification as for Private Individual required

Page last updated: 2019-10-17